Industrial Electricians

(NOC 7242)


You usually need a high school diploma. To gain trade certification, you usually need either a four- or five-year industrial electrician apprenticeship program or a combination of over five years' work experience and some high school, college or industry courses in industrial electrical equipment. Trade certification is compulsory in Prince Edward Island, Quebec and the Yukon. It is available, but voluntary, in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Ontario, and Manitoba. According to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, these electricians in Canada require a Construction and Maintenance Licence. Qualified industrial electricians may also obtain interprovincial (Red Seal) trade certification, which provides job mobility throughout the country. With experience, you may move up the ranks to become a supervisor. Most recent entrants have a trade / vocational certificate or a community college diploma.

Degrees Associated with This Career

High School Diploma

Useful Experience/Skills

Construction / manufacturing
Appliance repair
Diagrams / blueprints

Useful Secondary School Subjects

Industrial Arts (Electricity)
Blueprint Reading

Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Electrical Engineering Technician Diploma
Electrical Engineering Technology Diploma; Advanced
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Centennial College
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Electronics Engineering Technician Diploma; Online
Electronics Engineering Technology Diploma; Online; Advanced
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Red Deer Polytechnic
Red Deer, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Electrical Engineering Technology Diploma
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University of the Fraser Valley
Abbotsford, British Columbia, CA

Related Program(s):
Electronics Technician Certificate
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Calgary, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Electrical Engineering Technology Diploma
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Modified on May 19, 2012